The twenty eighth annual Friends of Pisgah picnic was held Saturday, October 3 at the Visitor Center and barn complex.  Approximately 30 people enjoyed hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and beverages provided by the Friends as well as a variety of salads and desserts brought to share.

We did move the picnic tables into the barn because of the cool breeze; it made it easier to visit.Patrick Hummel, the Volunteer Coordinator from DRED joined us and after lunch spoke about the importance of volunteers in maintaining state properties.  He thanked Friends of Pisgah for our service.

Harry Prouty donated several items to the barn/museum including a bow saw, a double headed ax and a special chain for logging. He showed us several other logging tools and shared publications detailing logging operations in the park including a photo of the largest tree ever cut in Pisgah.

After lunch the mums and pumpkins used to decorate the barn were raffled off. Everyone decided it was too cool for canoes or kayaks on Fullam Pond.

Laura Sussman

Click here to view photos by Patti & John Hudachek